Found March 08, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS During Wednesday's loss to Nebraska, the Minnesota men's basketball team didn't get any scoring from senior Rodney Williams, junior Austin Hollins or sophomore Joe Coleman. The trio, normally among the Gophers' leaders on offense, was a combined 0-for-9 from the floor as Minnesota fell 53-51 on the road to the Cornhuskers.Hollins' scoreless night continued a concerning trend for the 6-foot-4 forward.Including his game against Nebraska in which he was 0-for-5 from the field, Hollins has now hit just five of 28 in over his last four games. During that stretch, he's 0-for-14 from 3-point range. Hollins has proven earlier this year that he can be a dangerous shooter, but that shooting touch has suddenly escaped him."Austin hasn't shot the ball well for about 10 games. When he's not playing well, we're going to have a tough time," Gophers coach Tubby Smith said Friday, one day before the Gophers prepared to take on Purdue in thei...

We get what we deserve: On Minnesota sports, fans, media, and the monster we created.

The Golden Gophers, as you probably know, dropped another winnable game to a bad Nebraska team. In what is now an annual tradition, another Minnesota sports team is failing when it matters most. It has become a right of passage for Minnesota fans to get their hopes up only to be let down. The eventual [...]

Gophers clinch share of MacNaughton Cup

The second-ranked University of Minnesota hockey team went into the weekend needing to make up two points on St. Cloud State to tie for the WCHA regular-season title, and the Gophers got both of them Saturday night with a 5-1 win at Bemidji State. St. Cloud State lost, 3-2, at Wisconsin, and North Dakota -- which could have created a three-way tie with a victory -- fell, 2-1, at...

Gophers player sure to win Kazmaier award

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota women's hockey team dominated the regular season, going a perfect 36-0. Now, the Gophers are dominating postseason awards as well. Senior Megan Bozek, senior goalie Noora Raty and junior forward Amanda Kessel on Thursday were named the three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the best player in women'...

Ohio St. 58, Minnesota 47

Tayler Hill scored 25 points to help Ohio State beat Minnesota 58-47 on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Ashley Adams added 14 points and eight rebounds for the ninth-seeded Buckeyes (18-12), who advanced to face top-seeded and eighth-ranked Penn State in the quarterfinals Friday. Rachel Banham had 20 points, including four 3-pointers, for the...

Three Finalists Named for 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

 I suppose all you are shocked that all three finalists came from the University of Minnesota. This appears to be more political than the Hobey Baker Memorial Award voting. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior defenseman Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), junior forward Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) and senior goaltender Noora Räty (Espoo, Finland), all of the University of Minnesota...

It’s Time For Tubby Smith To Go

Tubby Smith is a legendary coach, a good recruiter, and a decent person. But his time in Minnesota should come to an end. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The results simply prove this. The Gophers had very high expectations this season. On New Year’s Day, they were ranked eighth nationally, then abruptly dropped four straight. There was also a stretch during early February...

Gophers ruin Beavers senior night

Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bemidji Minnesota—Last night, the Bemidji State Beavers came out of the gate and were a tough team to play against. The Beavers got in the shooting lanes and took away the Gophers time and space and made skating through the neutral zone difficult. Last night I said, the Beavers were giving another...

Gophers get past Beavers

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bemidji, Minnesota – This weekend, is the last time the Gophers will ever play the Bemidji State Beavers as members of the WCHA, ever. Two summers ago, the college hockey landscape changed forever. That discussion, however, is for another day. Next season, the Gophers will come back to play the Beavers...

Thread: One last stand

Purdue hosts its Senior Day festivities at Mackey Arena with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in town. Join Boiler Sports Report for in-game updates.

Gophs try to get road game back on track at Purdue

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Good news for Minnesota: The last true road game of the season is this weekend. The Gophers, who need a win at Purdue on Saturday to get back on track before the Big Ten tournament, have lost seven in a row away from cozy, noisy Williams Arena. The latest slip on a trip came Wednesday at Nebraska in an ugly 53-51 loss. Three...
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